BRIAN A. VOGEL

770 County Square Dr., Ste. 104
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-0400    Fax: (805) 654-0326
email: contact@bvogel.com



Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy

Education
Professinal Awards
Lectures
Law School Advocacy Competition Judging
Memberships

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BRIAN A. VOGEL ATTORNEY PROFILE

Education
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut,  B.A. in Government 1990.

Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford England - Studied political theory and British politics during the Hilary and Trinity terms as a visiting student in 1989.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California J.D. 1993.

Santa Clara College of Law, Santa Clara, California, CACJ/CPDA Death Penalty College, 2003

Professional Awards
2002 Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association Richard Erwin Award recipient, (The equivalent of “Trial Lawyer of the Year”)

1998 Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association Crime Lab Crusader Award.

1992 Semifinalist in the Western Regional National Trial Advocacy Competition in Sacramento.


Lectures
Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association Grand Jury Practice Lecture,  2009

Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association Introduction to Civil Rights Litigation Lecture, 2009

Ventura College of Law, Strategic Considerations for Criminal Defense Attorneys in Preliminary Hearings,  2007.

Invited to lecture at the prestigious CACJ and CPDA sponsored capital case defense seminar in Monterey CA in 2003. (To view the syllabus, click here)

Law School Trial Advocacy Competition Judge
Judge for the National Civil Trial Advocacy Competition held at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, 2007.

Judge for the American Trial Lawyers’ Association Regional Mock Trial Competition held at the Ventura County Superior Court, 2002.

Judge for the Byrne Trial Advocacy Competition at Loyola Law School 2000 and 2001.

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the board of the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • California Public Defender's Association (CPDA)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)

NOT GUILTY VERDICTS AND DISMISSALS

Not guilty verdicts have been secured for clients for the following charges:

  • Solicitation to commit murder
  • Child molest with an allegation that there was substantial sexual conduct
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (knife)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (stick)
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Vandalism
  • Driving under the influence
  • Being under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Resisting arrest
  • Domestic violence (battery causing injury to a spouse or cohabitant)
  • Battery
  • Grand theft
  • Allowing dangerous dogs to escape and disobeying the lawful orders of a dogcatcher.*

Dismissals have been secured for clients for the following charges:

  • Capital murder
  • Arson
  • Kidnaping
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (automobile)
  • Assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury
  • Shooting at an occupied dwelling
  • Witness intimidation
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Terrorist (now “Criminal”) threats
  • Sexual battery
  • Battery
  • Battery on a police officer
  • Brandishing a weapon with intent to avoid arrest
  • Resisting arrest
  • Giving false information to a police officer
  • Impersonating a police officer
  • Domestic violence
  • Violating a restraining order
  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Brandishing a BB gun
  • Felon in possession of a gun
  • Felon in possession of a loaded gun
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Possession of a butterfly (or gravity) knife
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Grand theft
  • Grand theft of a gun
  • Petty theft
  • Petty theft with a prior
  • Grand theft auto
  • Possession of narcotics for sale
  • Possession of marijuana for sale
  • Transportation of narcotics
  • Being under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Possession of narcotics
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of prescription medications without a prescription
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Residential burglary
  • Commercial burglary
  • Forgery
  • Unauthorized use of an access card
  • Identity theft
  • False personation
  • Embezzlement
  • Vandalism
  • Failure to submit catch logs to the Department of Fish and Game
  • Prowling
  • Peeping into a window
  • Drunk in public (or Public intoxication)
  • Driving under the influence
  • Felony fourth time driving under the influence
  • Hit and run
  • Hit and run causing injury
  • Reckless driving and Driving on a suspended license.*

*These results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.


Brian A. Vogel
Certified Criminal Law Specialist

770 County Square Drive, Suite 104
Ventura, CA 93003

  Email:
  Phone: (805) 654-0400
  Fax: (805) 654-0326
     
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